Stormy Daniels‘ strip club arrest was an incident so rare, one dancer at the club believes the police were there specifically to target Daniels.
“This is the first time [an arrest happened] since I’ve been working there in a year-and-a-half,” says Carmen, a dancer at the Ohio strip club where Daniels was taken into custody Wednesday over an alleged touching violation, only to have all charges dropped the following day.
Carmen tells The Blast she believes Columbus police “came in just because they knew Stormy would be there,” explaining, “Undercover [police] regularly come into all the clubs in Columbus but they don’t make arrests at my club.”
Carmen, who was not working the night of Stormy’s arrest, says there have not been any arrests in the year-and-a-half she has been with Sirens because the venue “goes by the book and follows the rules so nothing ever happens.”
She feels police knew Stormy Daniels would be there, adding, “That’s why her charges were dropped because she didn’t do anything that was a crime.”
The chief of police said the officers’ actions will be internally reviewed, saying in a statement released Thursday, “Vice personnel working last night believed they had probable cause that state law regulating sexually oriented businesses was violated; however, one element of the law was missed in error, and charges were subsequently dismissed.”
The statement continued, “While the presence of vice officers at this establishment is reasonable, the motivations behind the officers’ actions will be reviewed internally to ensure that our core values and duty to serve our community to the best of our ability continue to be the basis for our actions.”